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Casa do Conto by R2

It has been around in several blogs, but I think it deserves an entry on this one.
The arts & residence Casa do Conto (House of Tales) is a charming building in the emerging Cedofeita area in central Porto, Portugal. It is the result of a restoration project to convert a 19th-century bourgeois home to host demanding and discerning guests in an atmosphere of striking cultural imagery. R2 made a typography intervention in concrete in Casa do Conto’s ceillings. An innovative project which could only have been possible in the urban setting of a city.

R2 has won 4 international awards for Casa do Conto’s design project during last year:
Merit Award in SEGD (Society For Environmental Graphic Design) Design Awards, San Diego, USA
Gold Award in European Design Awards 2010 — Category: Signs & displays
Premier Award in ISTD Awards, Society of Typographic Design, London
Red Dot Award: communication design, Germany

Here are some pictures of the work in progress:

 ©Pedra Liquida

©Pedra Liquida

 © Alberto Plácido

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